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Senior 2 Occupational Therapist

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Kemple View, Longsight Road, Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8AD

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£29,820 per annum



Job Advert - Division Information

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and  delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Job Advert Location Description

Kemple View is a 90 bedded site offering 56 Low Secure beds and 34 Locked Rehabilitation beds catering to the treatment needs of service users with a Mental Illness and/or Personality Disorder, maximising their opportunity for recovery, rehabilitation and independent living.

This hospital also has a dedicated and purpose-built ward offering a Low Secure Forensic Specialist Older Age service for patients over the age of 50. A higher profile is given to this patient group's physical healthcare, complex psychiatric needs and where required, mobility and daily living aids.

Job Advert Role Description

Main Duties:

•             To develop rapport with patients.

•             To provide comprehensive and needs led occupational therapy assessments.

•             To facilitate evidence based individual and group treatment programmes, with appropriate supervision.

•             To produce and maintain clinical documentation of a high standard that complies with PiC and COT guidelines.

•             To ensure professional standards of practice are demonstrated at all times, reflecting COT code of conduct.

•             To be conversant with policies and procedures, ensuring that their requirements including specified standards are adhered to appropriately.

•             To actively participate in the CPA process, to include verbal and written contributions.

•             To plan and regularly review occupational therapy programmes within the CPA framework.

•             To respect patients individuality, values, culture, religion and deliver a service sensitive to these needs.

•             To demonstrate an understanding of specific occupational therapy risk assessment and subsequent management strategies relevant to a secure environment.

•             To produce timely occupational therapy progress reports.

•             Maintain confidentiality and respect of the company business plan, particularly regarding enquires from outside agencies.

•             Ensure a safe working environment for patients, staff and visitors within the company’s health and safety policy guidelines.

•             Liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team, to ensure consistent high quality care standards for all patients.

•             Participate in research based practice and initiatives under the guidance of the service manager/senior occupational therapist.

•             Actively contribute to the induction process of newly appointed occupational therapy staff.

•             To be innovative and proactive in developing occupational therapy contributions to service provision.

•             Active participation in clinical and professional meetings.

•             Maintain accurate and up to date statistical records.

•             Active participation in service audit cycle.

•             Assist in the supervision of occupational therapy staff.

•             To demonstrate an understanding of relevant national guidelines and legislation relating to health and social care and the impact on practice.

•             To assist in the regular and systematic review and evaluation of the occupational therapy service




•             Clinical decision-making within a supportive environment.

•             Departmental decision-making in line with policy and procedure under the supervision of the service manager/ senior occupational therapist.





•             Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy – E

•             HPC registration – E

•             Fieldwork Educators Course (Apple accredited) – D

•             Driving License – D





•             Minimum of 12 months experience as a qualified occupational therapist.

•             Experience of delivering occupational therapy assessments and treatment programmes.

•             Experience of multidisciplinary working.

•             Experience of supporting occupational therapy students.

•             Experience of collaborative practice with occupational therapy technical instructors.







•             Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people.

•             A working understanding of occupational therapy theory.

•             Ability to work effectively within a team.

•             Understanding of psychiatric patients presenting needs.

•             Understanding of the CPA process and occupational therapy specific contributions.

•             Ability to manage a caseload.

•             Ability to liaise with members of the multidisciplinary team.

•             Ability to appropriately delegate to technical instructors.

•             Ability to assume responsibility for safe practice.

•             High standard of written communication.

•             Ability to work within current mental health legislation and its implications for occupational therapy practice.

•             Ability to maintain reflective practice and development of occupational therapy skills.

•             Ability to accept responsibility commensurate with the post.

•             Ability to demonstrate occupational therapy philosophy in practice.



Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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